We would like you to please welcome Samantha Fairfield to Naviina! Samantha has been practicing all forms of massage, energy work, polarity, reiki 1, cupping and gua sha therapy for over ten years. Samantha focuses on the client as a whole and seeks to treat all physical and emotional ailments from the inside out by using a variety of modalities ranging from herbs, homeopathy, aromatherapy, nutritional counseling, and bodywork.
Samantha’s massage and polarity education is from Spa Tech Institute, an energy based school in Westbrook, ME. She holds a BA in Anthropology and English/Writing from Eastern Oregon University, certified in Equine Massage through Equissage in Virginia, and is currently half way through her Masters in Complimentary Alternative Medicine through the American College of Health Care Sciences based out of Portland Oregon. Samantha hopes to continue her education as a D.O upon completion of her MS program. She is very excited to be at Naviina Salon & Day Spa and be an active part of the community in all areas of wellness.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of bodywork that has been used for over 5,000 years. It is a painless form of deep tissue massage that uses suction, ie; reverse massage, to pull blood to the surface and release stuck fascial tissue and stagnant lymph.
It’s benefits are many, ranging from pain reduction, decreased inflammation, increased blood flow to speed up the healing process, relaxation, immunostimulation, lymph drainage, reduction in cellulite. Cupping helps heal sore muscles, joints and tendons by increasing blood flow to the area. It is a very relaxing and effective therapy that usually takes about 30 mins. Cupping can also be incorporated into any other massage or body treatment as a side add on.
Gua sha therapy is a a traditional Chinese therapy that involves light scraping of the skin and muscles. Samantha uses rose quartz tools for their additional vibrational healing properties. Gua Sha promotes blood flow to unhealthy areas from injury, stagnation, or stress. By increasing blood flow to these areas, healing can happen quickly and effectively. It is a form of deep tissue massage that gets deep into muscle knots and tension. Gua sha can be incorporated into any massage, cupping or energy session.